Learn how to make fluffy slime for a uniquely cool texture! Homemade slime is awesome to make with kids and fluffy slime is no exception. We make DIY fluffy slime with saline solution all year long. Add seasonal and holiday themes to your slime.  Follow along with us as we make new fluffy slime ideas all year round.  I am already planning for the next special day!

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HOW TO MAKE FLUFFY SLIME!

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THE BEST FLUFFY SLIME RECIPE

Kick-off your slime making session with one of the most popular, kid-favorite slime recipes! This AMAZING soft slime is just right for hands to squish and squeeze.

Science is full of cool ways to create, including homemade fluffy slime.   Bonus, we have a fluffy slime recipe for every season if you scroll to the bottom!

Slime making is even more fun when you add in creative seasonal themes, and I know kids love the novelty of themed activities. Our Fluffy Slime Recipe is yet another AMAZING slime recipe we can show you how to make.

SLIME SCIENCE

We always like to include a bit of homemade slime science around here.

What’s the science behind the slime? The borate ions in the slime activators  (sodium borate, borax powder, or boric acid) mix with the PVA (polyvinyl-acetate) glue and form this cool stretchy substance. This is called cross-linking!

The glue is a polymer and is made up of long, repeating, and identical strands or molecules. These molecules flow past one another keeping the glue in a liquid state. Until…

When you add the borate ions to the mixture, it starts to connect these long strands together. They begin to tangle and mix until the substance is less like the liquid you started with and thicker and rubberier like slime! Slime is a polymer.

Picture the difference between wet spaghetti and leftover spaghetti the next day. As the slime forms, the tangled molecule strands are much like the clump of spaghetti!

Is slime a liquid or solid? We call it a Non-Newtonian fluid because it’s a little bit of both!

Read more about slime science here!

The photo you see below is our first ever batch of fluffy slime when we were learning how to make fluffy slime. We made 1/2 a dozen batches in a row just to make sure we loved our fluffy slime recipe enough to share with you. I love twisting colors together!

How To Make Fluffy Slime

FLUFFY SLIME RECIPE

Guess what makes the light fluffy texture in our fluffy slime recipe?   You got it, shaving foam!  Slime with fluffy shaving foam and saline solution is one of our favorite sensory recipes play!

Now if you don’t want to use the saline solution as the slime activator (see slime science above), you can absolutely test out our other slime recipe using liquid starch. We have tested all these slime recipes with equal success!

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FLUFFY SLIME INGREDIENTS:

It is so important to start off with the right ingredients! 

  • 1/2 cup White Washable PVA School Glue
  • 3 cups Foam Shaving Cream
  • 1 tbsp Saline Solution
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp Baking Soda

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HOW TO MAKE FLUFFY SLIME

SLIME TIP:  Always follow the directions carefully! Slime making is a recipe just like baking cookies. An alternative for this slime is to experiment with the amount of shaving cream you want to use.

1:  Measure and add 3-4 generous cups of foam shaving cream to a large mixing bowl. Go ahead and experiment with an amount that makes you happy!

How To Make Fluffy Slime with this ingredients

2:  Next, add food coloring if desired and gently stir to mix color.

Fluffy Slime - Mixing Shaving Cream and Food Coloring

3:  Measure and add 1/2 cup of white glue to your bowl.  Then gently stir to combine.

How To Make Fluffy Slime With White Elmers Glue

4:  Add 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda to the mixture and gently stir.

How To Make Fluffy Slime With Baking Soda

5:  Lastly, measure out 1 tablespoon of saline solution or contact solution (must contain borate ions) and add to bowl.

How To Make Fluffy Slime with Saline Solution

6:  Whip the mixture to activate the slime. It will begin to pull away from sides and bottom of bowl.

How To Make Fluffy Slime By Whipping Up Homemade Slime

 7:  Pick up your slime and knead it until smooth and stretchy and no longer sticky.

SLIME TIP: Squeeze a few drops of saline solution on your hands before picking up your slime makes it stick less while you knead it. Kneading it is important to improving the consistency of the slime.

Don’t go crazy adding more saline solution until you have spent some time kneading it. This will reduce the stickiness. If you add too much saline initially, you will end up with rubbery slime.

CHECK OUT: How To Make Slime Less Sticky

Watch us make fluffy slime live here:

How To Make Fluffy Slime for the best homemade slime ever!

STORING YOUR SLIME

I get a lot of questions regarding how I store my slime. Usually, we use a reusable container either plastic or glass. If you keep your slime clean it will last for several weeks.

FLUFFY SLIME: Fluffy slime doesn’t stay fluffy for more than a day or so.  As you know the foam shaving cream is filled with air and decreases over time. I wouldn’t suggest fluffy slime as the best party favors.

If you want to send kids home with a bit of slime from a camp, party, or classroom project, I would suggest packages of reusable containers from the dollar store. For large groups, we have used condiment containers as seen here.

MORE FLUFFY SLIME RECIPES!

As the seasons change, and the holidays and special occasions come around, celebrate with DIY fluffy slime!  I will continue to add new fluffy slime themes here as we complete them.

FLUFFY VALENTINES SLIME

Easy To Make Valentines Day Fluffy Slime Recipe

CANDY CORN FLUFFY SLIME

RAINBOW SHAVING CREAM SLIME

RAINBOW FLUFFY SLIME

SPRING FLUFFY SLIME

ST PATRICK’S DAY FLUFFY SLIME

PINK FLUFFY SLIME

4TH OF JULY FLUFFY SLIME

Recreate the red, white, and blue using our BEST 4th of July fluffy slime recipe with shaving cream! Easy slime recipes using simple slime ingredients for awesome summer science and sensory play. We show you how to make slime the right way with the right slime ingredients. You will conquer your slime making with our basic homemade slime recipes.

OCEAN FLUFFY SLIME

under the sea ocean fluffy slime for mermaid activities

FALL FLUFFY SLIME

PUMPKIN FLUFFY SLIME

GIANT FLUFFY SLIME

HALLOWEEN FLUFFY SLIME

Witch Fluffy Halloween Slime Recipe Idea for Kids

ZOMBIE FLUFFY SLIME

THANKSGIVING FLUFFY SLIME

WHITE FLUFFY SLIME

CANDY CANE FLUFFY SLIME

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38 Comments

  1. Thank you so much for providing so many different ways to make slime. So far, we really like the saline solution fluffy slime the best. I do have a question for you though,…. If I use regular Elmer’s White glue is there a way that I can add actual glitter to the slime? If so, at what point in the recipe would I add the glitter? Or am I limited to using glitter glue?

    Thank you again!

  2. This recipe DOES NOT WORK!! DO NOT try it! This slime doesn’t turn into slime, it just stays a gloppy glue mixture!!!
    Disappointing!!

  3. I imagine you are having some difficulty and would love to help you personally because it does work well, and we use it all the time with groups of kids. Please email me directly [email protected] for some help. Also make sure your saline solution has the correct ingredients.

  4. If you use white glue for slime it’s difficult to see the glitter, so I would try clear glue. We mix glitter into the slime after we have stirred the glue and water together. If you are making fluffy slime, you run into the same issue because of all the white foam. You can definitely add glitter to the top of it after it is already made.

  5. I just tried this with my son and the recipe worked very well. Maybe try again, double check your ingredients and make sure all steps were followed.

  6. What kind of saline would you recommend? I can’t exactly read the ingredients off of Amazon.

  7. Equate brand is often on Amazon and you can order Target brand for sensitive eyes from Target.

  8. Hello,

    I tried this with opti-free contact solution and it did not work. What type of solution do you find works? Also we have washable school glue I dont knowing that’s part of the problem. We also tried it with clear school glue and that didnt work either. We have yet to find a recipen to work for us.

    Sincerely,

    Jacqueline

  9. We like the target brand or equate brand saline solution (not contact solution). It may have not had the necessary chemicals we talk about in the article.

  10. Hi! Can’t wait to try this out with my kids. Can I use liquid watercolor in place of food coloring? TIA!

  11. We are not allowed to use shaving cream in our centers. Is there a substitute product?

  12. Unfortunately, you can not. Please read about the active necessary ingredients to make slime. Homemade solution doesn’t have them!

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